Development of Exemplar Curricula


Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning & Work Institute has been contracted by the Education and Training Foundation to continue working on Phase 2 of the Functional Skills Reform programme by developing new Exemplar Curricula.

Our Phase 1 work on the revised National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Standards and Functional Skills Subject Content came to an end in December 2016, when final drafts of the Standards and Subject Content were submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation has submitted to the Minister the Standards, Subject Content and a short report with recommendations.

We are now working on the development of two distinct but linked Exemplar Curricula to support the teaching of revised Functional Skills maths and English at all levels (Entry 1 – Level 2). Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning and Work Institute are leading on this activity on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.

We are working with expert subject writers to help with the development of Exemplar Curricula materials which are intended to provide a useful resource for new and existing practitioners to support their teaching of the revised Functional Skills qualifications, at all levels. The curricula will reflect a range of teaching approaches through example activities. The documents aim to be inclusive for all learners who may be studying in a wide range of contexts; and offer advice and guidance to support a range of neurodiverse learners.

First drafts of the Exemplar Curricula materials were reviewed during January-February 2017 by a group of subject experts and practitioners. The Exemplar Curricula materials are due to be finalised at the end of March 2017, to reflect feedback received.

Contact Clare Vokes ( if you have any queries.